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Thursday Highlights: Jason Cross at Macworld calls Apple Watch Series 4 "a generational leap" with "plenty of room to grow"; Philip Elmer-Dewitt on perception of Apple's entry into Hollywood; EU Commision decides to withdraw action against Ireland for delays recovering back Apple taxes; critical information concerning AirPrint changes in Mojave; Chartable report on how podcast charts are being manipulated by scammers; lives empowered by Apple's accessibility tools; Apple customers in US now can download all the data Apple has collected on them; by 2020 we may see Macs with in-house chips; high-voltage battery power converters for sport cars in works at Apple?; TechHive reviews PlayStation Vue streaming service integration on Apple TV.

  • "Tim Cook Visits 'Kitchen Stories' Developers and Furniture Maker Dula on German Trip" MacRumors 5:23 PM
  • "Apple Hires Amazon's Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Business: Apple Inc. has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, the former head of Inc.'s Fire TV unit, as a vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing and shifted the executive who previously held the job to a spot negotiating media content deals."  Bloomberg 8:07 PM
  • "How Jimmy Iovine Plans to Take Apple Music to New Heights"  Variety 1:04 PM
  • "Apple: Canaccord Ups Target to $154 as They Take 92% of Smartphone Profits"  Barron's 10:46 AM
  • "Apple Inc.'s Mac Is Back on Track: After underperforming the personal-computer market during 2016, the tech titan's Mac business looks to be back on track thanks to new products." The Motley Fool 10:48 AM
  • "Channeling Steve Jobs, Apple seeks design perfection at new 'spaceship' campus" ["But what was most striking to those who worked on the project was Apple managers' insistence on treating the construction of the vast complex the same way they approach the design of pocket-sized electronics."]  Reuters 6:41 AM
  • "Apple spaceship campus interior details: polished concrete ceilings, iPhone-like elevator buttons, flat doorways" 9to5Mac 9:27 AM
  • "Expect more A.I. in Apple's iOS enterprise future: The IBM/Apple deal is opening new possibilities in AI" ["'Both Apple and IBM are uniquely positioned to create mobile apps that go deeper than basic employee tasks. It's a complete mobile platform for business transformation.'"]  Computerworld 8:01 AM
  • "Inside Apple Music's plan to take over the Indian market" Mashable 9:19 AM
  • "Mac malware, possibly made in Iran, targets US defense industry: The malware has also been found targeting a human rights activist" IDG News Service 2:55 PM
  • "References to Next-Generation MacBook Pro Models Discovered in macOS 10.12.4 Beta" MacRumors 10:03 AM
  • "macOS 10.12.4 beta code points to expected Kaby Lake MacBook Pro upgrades" 9to5Mac 10:45 AM
  • "Apple Releases macOS 10.12.4 Beta 2" Redmond Pie 12:16 PM
  • "How to contact Apple Support if you can't access the files on your Mac" iMore 2:29 PM
  • "Five tips to speed up your Mac" CNET 9:18 AM
  • "ArchiCAD 20—A Deep Dive Into Its Best New Features" Architosh 6:41 AM
  • "How to customize the MacBook Pro Touch Bar, add shortcuts, hide Control Strip, remove Siri button, more" 9to5Mac 9:15 AM
  • "How to find your saved Smart Folders in the Finder" Macworld 7:19 AM
  • "macOS: Use Preview Inspector To Look At Photo Metadata" The Mac Observer 1:00 PM
  • "A Little Photoshop Is Free On The Mac" Mac360 8:01 AM
  • "Who Owns Your iCloud Data?" Mac360 8:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "New Version of ArchiCAD Connection for Autodesk Revit Adds Version 2017 Support" Architosh 11:23 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple exec for business sales departs: Feb 7 John Solomon, hired by Apple to sell its products to big businesses and government, has left his position, the company said on Tuesday. Apple hired Solomon, a longtime HP Inc. executive who had run HP's global consumer printing business, in 2015 as vice president for enterprise and government." Reuters 3:01 PM
  • "Media alert: Apple Watch has its best quarter and takes nearly 80% of total smartwatch revenue in Q4"  Canalys 1:07 PM
  • "Apple Pay most popular mobile payment service among US retailers, survey finds" NFC World 10:57 AM
  • "Tim Cook visits Apple supplier Dula in Germany as part of European tour" 9to5Mac 9:18 AM
  • "Apple showcases iPhone 7's low-light performance in new ad" Cult of Mac 6:58 AM
  • "Mobile phone users in India will have to prove their identity to top up their phone credit" Mashable 6:49 AM
  • "6 Apple Prototypes That Never Shipped" Apple Must 10:21 AM
  • "Apple once built a $7,500 Mac that was delivered by limo — and the first thing Steve Jobs did as CEO was kill it" Business Insider 2:29 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Wozniak in plane crash" Cult of Mac 9:24 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Trump's immigration order sends ripples of worry through tech industry over H-1B visa program" Seattle Times 8:12 PM
  • "Senate Democrats to FCC: Hands Off Net Neutrality" PC Magazine 8:27 PM
  • "Net neutrality assault can be stopped by citizens, Senate Democrats say: Democrats accuse FCC Chairman Ajit Pai of doing ISPs' bidding." Ars Technica 2:25 PM
  • "Democratic senators push to save net neutrality rules under Trump: Senators and digital rights groups promise to fight any attempt to roll back the regulations" IDG News Service 1:05 PM
  • "The Internet Is Being Taken Over By Bots And A Lot Of Them Are Bad" Digital Trends 12:16 PM
  • "Twitter sets out latest plan to tackle trolls and bullies" V3 10:47 AM
  • "Overwatch's console players are getting wrecked by keyboard and mouse users" PCWorld 9:56 AM
  • "Most smart TVs are tracking you — Vizio just got caught" The Verge 12:02 PM
  • "Vizio fined $2.2 million for watching you watch TV" The Next Web 7:03 AM
  • "Vizio smart TVs tracked what viewers were watching without consent" Telegraph 6:59 AM
  • "Use talk not tech to tame your children's online habits" BBC 6:49 AM
  • "If you owned a PC with a DVD drive you might be able to claim $10" The Verge 6:49 AM
  • "Jeff Gamet on How To Attract Attention and Coverage at Trade Shows" MacVoices 2:01 PM
  • "CarPlay, AirPods and Sleep. Three things that don't go together." The MT Show 6:49 AM
  • "Apple Could Stand to Lose as Much as $7 Million from iPhone 6S Battery Recall in UAE" Digital Trends 5:23 PM
  • "Dozens of iOS apps fail to secure users' data, vendor says: Some developers have misconfigured their apps to accept invalid TLS certificates, says the maker of a tool to detect app vulnerabilities"  IDG News Service 6:42 AM
  • "Popular iOS apps vulnerable to spilling your sensitive data" Cult of Mac 9:24 AM
  • "Report: Security Flaw Lets Hackers Snoop on 76 iPhone Apps" PC Magazine 8:27 PM
  • "Apple's Website Drops 'Late' From 'Late 2016' MacBook Pro Model Names" MacRumors 4:36 PM
  • "Win Semi, VPEC to post brisk 2Q17 results" ["Win Semi reportedly has entered the supply chain for Apple's iPhone through providing foundry services for related suppliers of power amplifiers (PAs). With shipments for the new iPhone set to kick off prior to its September launch, Win Semi is expected to see its revenues start picking up in the second quarter, said the sources."] DigiTimes 10:00 AM
  • "Despite claims to the contrary, Apple's 'iPhone 8' remains likely to launch in September" AppleInsider 10:00 AM
  • "Big news! Apple is not killing off a port" [Video Report] CNET 11:58 AM
  • "Apple has a plan to make wired headphones work without dongles" Mashable 10:56 AM
  • "Apple didn't just fix its dongle hell problem with a miraculous new connector" BGR 6:59 AM
  • "Apple Turns to UAC for Yet Another iPhone Connector" The Mac Observer 10:37 AM
  • "BeatsX earphones go on sale February 10 at US Apple retail stores and online, two new colors announced" 9to5Mac 9:14 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 10.3 public beta 2 for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 1:07 PM
  • "Apple granted patent for 'dual mode' headphone that doubles as a speaker" AppleInsider 6:51 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:00 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:00 AM

  • "Apple MacBooks: The power of touch/A secondary touch display on the latest Apple MacBooks can run productivity as well as fun apps" Live Mint 7:22 AM
  • "AKiTiO Node Thunderbolt 3 eGPU connected to 'late 2013" Mac Pro" Bare Feats 2:01 PM
  • "Nvidia Shield TV (2017) Review: Smart Home, 4K HDR, And Game Streaming" HotHardware 10:52 AM
  • "Review: First Alert's Onelink Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm, the HomeKit smoke detector [Video] 9to5Mac 2:32 PM
  • "Beyerdynamic Amiron home headphone review: no high tech, just sweet sound" TechHive 6:51 AM
  • "Cassandra: Satechi Type-C Power Meter -Useful Device if Needed, Expensive Shipping" eXtensions 7:20 AM
  • "Belkin Car Vent Mount for Smartphones: No, This One Works!" The Mac Observer 1:00 PM
  • "Belkin Car Vent Mount First Impressions: Belkin's Car Vent Mount is a formula for road rage" Digital Trends 12:16 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Pokémon Duel is somewhat clever, but also frequently frustrating" Macworld 9:24 AM
  • "'Splitter Critters' Review - Splitting the Difference" Touch Arcade 9:14 AM
  • "How to Use iPhone Magnifier Camera" OS X Daily 2:25 PM
  • "Automate This: Red alert, shields up!" Six Colors 9:18 AM
  • "Make iOS iBooks to Read To You" MacMost 8:59 AM
  • "Managing iMessage Apps in iOS 10 Tips" iLounge 4:36 PM
  • "How to Balance Internet Access and Parental Control by Age" Intego 2:25 PM
  • "How to force close Apple Watch apps in watchOS 3" AppleInsider 1:09 PM
  • "How to Save iPhone Voice Mail Messages" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:02 PM
  • "6 essential settings to make your iPhone and iPad display easier on the eyes: Make text larger, or just bolder. Zoom in on all of the screen or just parts. And finally get buttons to look like buttons again, with these helpful tips for iOS 9 and later." PCWorld 6:51 AM
  • "Google Makes It Ever So Slightly Easier to See and Share Publishers' Real URLs From AMP Pages" Daring Fireball 9:06 PM
  • "A Good Quarter for Apple; and Looking to the Future (Bangkok Post, Life)" eXtensions 7:12 PM
  • "Here's how Apple's retail business spreads across the world" Business Insider 5:23 PM
  • "Comparing the First Seven Years of the iPad and Mac" Daring Fireball 4:36 PM
  • "Toilets in new Apple campus were inspired by iPhones, report says" Mashable 12:04 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch vs iPad: Which should you buy?" iMore 11:30 AM
  • "5 ways Android has taken Apple's ideas and made them better" BGR 10:56 AM
  • "8 Steps To Better Online Security" PixoBebo 9:09 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Fashion Gadget? Or, Health Gadget?" McSolo 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's Ultra Accessory Connector dashes any hopes of a USB-C iPhone" The Verge 7:22 AM
  • "Why Apple's record-setting quarter was actually...bad?" Macworld 7:19 AM
  • "Privacy and Security Deeper Dive: Apple, Facebook, Google" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 6:58 AM
  • "Fact-checking Tim Cook: Did he really tell a French newspaper that Apple has 4,600 suppliers in Europe?" Apple 3.0 6:52 AM
  • "HP Made a Laptop I Actually Want to Use" Gizmodo 10:26 AM
  • "Your Job Is Not Safe From Robots" Mac360 8:59 AM
  • "The Missing Map from Silicon Valley to Main Street" Tech.pinions 6:58 AM
  • "Comic: Who Dares, Whines" iMore 9:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Dodge shows off new 2018 Durango SRT as latest with Apple's CarPlay, BeatsAudio" 9to5Mac 3:31 PM
  • "Apple Maps brings real-time traffic conditions to customers in Argentina" iDownload Blog 11:58 AM
  • "Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam Claimed To Deliver Highest Quality Streaming Video Experience Available" MacPrices 11:44 AM
  • "Moment announces new battery-powered Photo Case, and updated Wide Lens on Kickstarter" 9to5Mac 11:30 AM
  • "YouTube debuts iPhone livestreams for people with over 10,000 subscribers" AppleInsider 11:09 AM
  • "Apple TV accessory makers can now use App Launch, Wi-Fi configuration, VoiceOver and other iOS features on tvOS" 9to5Mac 10:03 AM
  • "Truphone's data plans for Apple SIM-equipped iPads look awesome" Apple World Today 10:01 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, Will Share 'Untold Stories of Apple' at Startup World Cup in San Francisco on March 24 - Yahoo7 Finance Australia" Business Wire 9:14 AM
  • "This genuine leather case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus looks great and ages well" phoneArena 7:22 AM
  • "Quantum Revenge for iOS - New Game coming out in March 2017" prMac 6:51 AM
  • "Bragi Boldly Goes Where Apple's AirPods Haven't Gone Yet" Forbes 6:39 AM
  • "TextExpander Now Expands Team Productivity to Windows" PRNewswire 6:36 AM
  • "Lutron Simplifies the Connected Home at ISE 2017" PRNewswire 6:36 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to make more Cognitive Services tools availabile to developers" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft expands Surface Multi-National Purchasing Program to Europe, coming to APAC soon" Neowin 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft launches subscription and Try-and-Buy Program for Surface Hub" Neowin 1:08 PM
  • "Microsoft Azure Backup and Site Recovery comes to UK data centres: Firm boasts that MoD and Aston Martin are already signed up" The Inquirer 10:44 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Surface Hub subscription, deployment options" OnMSFT 10:03 AM
  • "Dell laptop explodes again and again and again" CNET 2:55 PM
  • "GfK says Michael Dell raises stake to 9.8 pct" Nasdaq 8:31 AM
  • "HP Made a Laptop I Actually Want to Use" Gizmodo 1:08 PM
  • "HPE EMEA channel boss 'sceptical' about Dell EMC's partner programme: Executive takes a swipe at rival Dell EMC at technical conference" CRN UK 8:31 AM
  • "HPE: We Had to Fix Things for Channel Partners" Channel Biz 8:31 AM
  • "HPE gives Mesosphere's DC/OS a reseller boost in hybrid cloud deployments" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 (2016) Updated with Active Pen Support and Optional 4K" Thurrott 8:33 AM
  • "Flaw in Intel Atom chip could crash servers, networking gear" IDG News Service 2:21 PM
  • "Intel Corporation Loses Another Key Executive, COO Kim Stevenson Quits" ValueWalk 8:31 AM
  • "The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor" ExtremeTech 8:49 AM
  • "Intel Readies Kaby Lake Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7640K To Tackle Ryzen Chips – 100W TDP And Higher Clock Speeds" WCCFTech 8:49 AM
  • "Intel Responds to AMD's Ryzen Onslaught with Core i7 and i5 Updates" Digital Trends 2:32 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threat: Intel Price Drops And Hyper-Threaded Core i5 Coming?" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Chips 10% Smaller When Compared to Intel Skylake Dies" Guru3D 8:47 AM
  • "Mobile data traffic will increase 7-fold from 2016 to 2021, Cisco says" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "Cisco faces a tougher collaboration rival in updated Prysm: The Prysm Virtual Workplace can now run on many third-party displays" IDG News Service 8:24 AM
  • "Fujitsu's biggest shareholder to unload $1 billion worth of stock" Reuters 8:58 AM
  • "Lenovo's Windows 10 contenders: New pro laptops even include ThinkPad for VR" ZDNet 10:55 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Tradebird Users Are Wildly Bullish on Apple, Facebook and Amazon" TheStreet 10:28 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq logs a record, but stocks post measured gain as energy slumps: Apple, IBM gain, helping to buoy the broader stock market" MarketWatch 5:18 PM
  • "Dow Holds Gains, Nasdaq Scores New Record as Energy Shares Lag: The Dow holds onto gains as oil prices fall and energy shares slide." TheStreet 5:18 PM
  • "Nasdaq hits new closing high as other stock indexes eke out gains" Associated Press 5:17 PM
  • "Wall Street Edges up as Nasdaq Sets Record High" Reuters 5:17 PM
  • "Dow Inches Higher as Earnings Drive Action: Many investors say they are cautiously optimistic for U.S. stocks' path forward" [Paid Membership Required] 5:17 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei falls as risk aversion boosts yen" MarketWatch 9:03 AM
  • "FTSE 100 gains ground with strength in miners" MarketWatch 9:04 AM

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